Upcoming Wellness Initiatives and Events

Upcoming Wellness Initiatives and Events
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Our Wellness Department staff will run many events and ceremonies this month. More details about all of them are below.

Wakkw Men’s Group Sessions

Members of this group learn traditional healing practices and lean on each other for support and advice.
Date:  Every Tuesday
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Various locations in valley
All Nisga’a men aged 18 and up are invited to participate. Transportation is available. To learn more or request a ride, please contact the Group Coordinator, William Morrison, at william.morrison@nisgaahealth.bc.ca.  

Sweat Lodge Ceremonies

Nisga’a citizens are invited to attend two sweat lodge ceremonies. If you can, please bring any of the following offerings for our ancestors: Tobacco, sweet grass, sage, cedar, devils club, food or wood.
We’re still confirming the location for the ceremonies. Once it’s established, we’ll share it on our channels.
1st Ceremony
Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: Begins at 1 pm (ceremony kicks off at 3 pm)
Location: TBD
2nd Ceremony
Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: Begins at 1 pm (ceremony starts at 3 pm)
Please note this is a substance-free event. Also, to comply with Nisga’a cultural protocols, we ask people who are pregnant or on their moon time to not attend. We hold other ceremonies for these people often.
If you need a ride to the sweat lodge ceremonies or want more details, please contact William at william.morrison@nisgaahealth.bc.ca.

Young Men and Men’s Healing Camp

Men aged 16 and up are invited to participate in a three-day healing camp. The camp location is still being determined. Once it’s confirmed, we’ll post it here and on our other channels. 
Participants will learn traditional land-based healing activities and Indigenous perspectives on wellness, both of which will help them move forward on their healing journey.
Camp Details
Dates: April 19, 20 and 21
Time: Starts on Friday evening and ends on Sunday evening
Location: To be determined
All men aged 16 and up are invited to participate. You can get a ride to the camp location and back if you live in the valley.  
To sign up, email William Morrison at william.morrison@nisgaahealth.bc.ca or call 250-975-1548. Up to fifteen people can participate.